FSCJ to Participate in 2019 Summer Food Service Program for GRADS ACT/SAT Students

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) will participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to provide meals, free of charge, to eligible children who are participating in the Gaining Resources and Developing Skills (GRADS) SAT/ACT prep program.

GRADS is a program through FSCJ’s College Reach-Out Program (CROP) that prepares high school for SAT/ACT success. Additionally, students benefit from life skills courses, financial literacy education, career exploration, community service activities, educational tours and cultural events.

To be eligible for SFSP, students must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. (Income eligibility guidelines for the National School Lunch Program can be found at fns.usda.gov/cacfp/income-eligibility-guidelines.) Students from households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, benefit from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive SFSP meals as well.

Acceptance and participation requirements for SFSP and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Where:          Meals will be provided at Florida State College at Jacksonville – Kent Campus Cafeteria
3939 Roosevelt Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32205

When:           Breakfast      9:35 – 10 a.m.
    Lunch             12:35 – 1 p.m.

More Information: CROP will host an orientation session for students and their guardians to learn more about GRADS on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at FSCJ’s Kent Campus, Room D120 located at 3939 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. The program will continue Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 10-July 11, 2019. Transportation, supplies and meals will be provided for all sessions/activities. Spaces are limited and some restrictions apply.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.


Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(202) 690-7442



This institution is an equal opportunity provider.